THE UNINVITED

Macabre Story

Content -3
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Violence        
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Release Date: January 30, 2009

Starring: Emily Browning, Elizabeth
Banks, Arielle Kebbel, David
Strathairn, Maya Massar, Kevin
McNulty, Jesse Moss, and Dean
Paul Gibson

Genre: Horror

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 87 minutes

Distributor: DreamWorks Pictures

Director: The Guard Brothers

Executive Producer: Michael Grillo, Doug Davison,
Ivan Reitman, and Tom Pollock

Producer: Walter Parkes, Laurie
MacDonald and Roy Lee

Writer: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro and
Carlo Bernard

Address Comments To:

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg
DreamWorks Pictures
1000 Flower Street
Glendale, CA 91201
Phone: (818) 695-5000
Website: www.dreamworks.com

Content:

(PaPa, H, O, LL, VVV, SS, AA, DD, MM) Nihilistic, mixed pagan worldview with humanist and occult elements about scary ghostly visions where madness triumphs; seven obscenities (including one “f” word), three strong profanities and two light profanities; very strong, scary violence includes burned body of mother’s “ghost” haunts daughter and accuses father’s new girlfriend, dead body of girl’s “ghost” haunts teenager, dead body of teenager’s boyfriend haunts teenager, bloody body of murder victim shown, images of blood on a murderer while murderer holds bloody knife, woman drugs two teenager girls with syringe, teenager falls into part of a grave, teenager hits father’s girlfriend on head with blunt object during struggle, images of deadly explosion, and girl follows a bloody trail; depicted adultery in one scene with couple passionately kissing during it, some sexual comments and teenage boy at party asks girl to fornicate while saying he has a condom but she walks away; a couple scenes with brief upper male nudity plus female teenager in bikini; alcohol use, drunkenness and references to being drunk; no smoking but there’s a joke comparing a woman to a “crack whore”; and, madness wins out and teenage daughters are angry about widowed father’s past adultery and current affair with woman with whom he committed the adultery.

Summary:

THE UNINVITED is a macabre story of murder and madness about a teenage suicide victim who returns to her father, who’s now living with the nurse who took care of her mother before she died in a mysterious explosion and fire. THE UNINVITED is a mediocre movie where madness triumphs.

Review:

THE UNINVITED is a macabre horror story about murder and madness.

The story opens with a teenage suicide victim, Anna, relating a nightmare about the death of her mother to her psychiatric keeper. Despite the dream, the psychiatrist releases Anna to her father, who’s now living with Rachel, the beautiful nurse who took care of his sick wife before an accidental explosion took her life. Anna is glad to be home, but both she and her older sister, Alex, don’t trust Rachel.

Anna’s boyfriend is still interested in her. He hints that he has some information about what happened the night her mother died. When he turns up drowned, Anna and Alex suspect Rachel. Also, Anna keeps having visions of a dead redhead girl and two boys. She and Alex research Rachel’s past and come upon a case where a nanny killed three children and disappeared.

That sets the stage for the climactic confrontation with Rachel, followed by a macabre twist that explains what’s really happening.

THE UNINVITED is a mediocre horror movie. It’s a tale of murder and madness where madness ultimately triumphs. There is also some strong foul language, and a scene of adultery. Finally, the father and his new girlfriend live together, and the movie implies that the teenage sister and the boyfriend drink alcohol. For instance, the sister says once she’s gotten a bit drunk and later has a hangover to overcome.

In Brief:

THE UNINVITED is a macabre horror story about murder and madness. The story opens with teenage suicide victim, Anna, relating a nightmare about the death of her mother to her psychiatric keeper. Despite the dream, the psychiatrist releases Anna to her father, who’s now living with Rachel, the beautiful nurse who took care of his sick wife before an accidental explosion killed her. Anna is glad to be home, but both she and her older sister, Alex, don’t trust Rachel. Anna’s boyfriend hints that he has some information about what happened to her mother. When he drowns, Anna and Alex suspect Rachel. That sets the stage for the climactic confrontation with Rachel, followed by a macabre twist that explains what’s really happening.

THE UNINVITED is a mediocre movie. It’s a tale of murder and madness where madness ultimately triumphs. There is also some strong foul language, and a scene of adultery. Finally, the father and his new girlfriend live together, and the movie implies that the teenage sister and the boyfriend drink alcohol. For instance, the sister says she’s gotten a bit drunk and later has a hangover to overcome.

HEADLINE: ** Macabre Story **

TITLE: the UNINVITED

Quality: * * Acceptability: -3

SUBTITLES:

WARNING CODES:

Language: LL

Violence: VVV

Sex: SS

Nudity: None

RATING: PG-13

RELEASE: January 30, 2009

TIME: 87 minutes

STARRING: Emily Browning, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel, David Strathairn, Maya Massar, Kevin McNulty, Jesse Moss, and Dean Paul Gibson

DIRECTOR: The Guard Brothers

PRODUCERS: Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Roy Lee

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Michael Grillo, Doug Davison, Ivan Reitman, and Tom Pollock

WRITER: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard

BASED ON THE SOUTH KOREAN MOVIE: A TALE OF TWO SISTERS by

DISTRIBUTOR: DreamWorks Pictures

CONTENT: (PaPa, H, O, LL, VVV, SS, AA, DD, MM) Nihilistic, mixed pagan worldview with humanist and occult elements about scary ghostly visions where madness triumphs; seven obscenities (including one “f” word), three strong profanities and two light profanities; very strong, scary violence includes burned body of mother’s “ghost” haunts daughter and accuses father’s new girlfriend, dead body of girl’s “ghost” haunts teenager, dead body of teenager’s boyfriend haunts teenager, bloody body of murder victim shown, images of blood on a murderer while murderer holds bloody knife, woman drugs two teenager girls with syringe, teenager falls into part of a grave, teenager hits father’s girlfriend on head with blunt object during struggle, images of deadly explosion, and girl follows a bloody trail; depicted adultery in one scene with couple passionately kissing during it, some sexual comments and teenage boy at party asks girl to fornicate while saying he has a condom but she walks away; a couple scenes with brief upper male nudity plus female teenager in bikini; alcohol use, drunkenness and references to being drunk; no smoking but there’s a joke comparing a woman to a “crack whore”; and, madness wins out and teenage daughters are angry about widowed father’s past adultery and current affair with woman with whom he committed the adultery.

GENRE: Horror

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Teenagers and adults

REVIEWER: Dr. Tom Snyder

REVIEW: THE UNINVITED is a macabre horror story about murder and madness.

The story opens with a teenage suicide victim, Anna, relating a nightmare about the death of her mother to her psychiatric keeper. Despite the dream, the psychiatrist releases Anna to her father, who’s now living with Rachel, the beautiful nurse who took care of his sick wife before an accidental explosion took her life. Anna is glad to be home, but both she and her older sister, Alex, don’t trust Rachel.

Anna’s boyfriend is still interested in her. He hints that he has some information about what happened the night her mother died. When he turns up drowned, Anna and Alex suspect Rachel. Also, Anna keeps having visions of a dead redhead girl and two boys. She and Alex research Rachel’s past and come upon a case where a nanny killed three children and disappeared.

That sets the stage for the climactic confrontation with Rachel, followed by a macabre twist that explains what’s really happening.

THE UNINVITED is a mediocre horror movie. It’s a tale of murder and madness where madness ultimately triumphs. There is also some strong foul language, and a scene of adultery. Finally, the father and his new girlfriend live together, and the movie implies that the teenage sister and the boyfriend drink alcohol. For instance, the sister says once she’s gotten a bit drunk and later has a hangover to overcome.

Please address your comments to:

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg

DreamWorks Pictures

1000 Flower Street

Glendale, CA 91201

Phone: (818) 695-5000

Website: www.dreamworks.com

SUMMARY: THE UNINVITED is a macabre story of murder and madness about a teenage suicide victim who returns to her father, who’s now living with the nurse who took care of her mother before she died in a mysterious explosion and fire. THE UNINVITED is a mediocre movie where madness triumphs.

IN BRIEF:

THE UNINVITED is a macabre horror story about murder and madness. The story opens with teenage suicide victim, Anna, relating a nightmare about the death of her mother to her psychiatric keeper. Despite the dream, the psychiatrist releases Anna to her father, who’s now living with Rachel, the beautiful nurse who took care of his sick wife before an accidental explosion killed her. Anna is glad to be home, but both she and her older sister, Alex, don’t trust Rachel. Anna’s boyfriend hints that he has some information about what happened to her mother. When he drowns, Anna and Alex suspect Rachel. That sets the stage for the climactic confrontation with Rachel, followed by a macabre twist that explains what’s really happening.

THE UNINVITED is a mediocre movie. It’s a tale of murder and madness where madness ultimately triumphs. There is also some strong foul language, and a scene of adultery. Finally, the father and his new girlfriend live together, and the movie implies that the teenage sister and the boyfriend drink alcohol. For instance, the sister says she’s gotten a bit drunk and later has a hangover to overcome.